Note: This product is no longer in SparkX, but please check out it's Red cousin!
Need to apply some sunscreen? SPF 15? SPF 50? SPF 5000? It's time to consult the Qwiic VEML6075 UV sensor!
The VEML6075 can detect the intensity of UVA (~365nm) and UVB (~330nm) waves. With a quick calculation, those values can be used to generate a standardized UV index -- a value from 0 to 11+ which indicates the relative strength of UV irradiance. Seeing a UVI above 6-7? Find some shade, or slather on that sun screen!
The VEML6075 features a simple I2C interface, so we stuck it on a Qwiic-compatible board. This board requires no voltage translation, no figuring out which pin is SDA or SCL; just plug it in and go!
Check out the documents section for a simple Arduino library -- there's example code to configure the sensor, read its UVA and UVB outputs, and generate a UV index output. Stay safe out there this summer!
NOTE: The I2C address of the VEML6075 is 0x10 and is hardware defined. A multiplexer/Mux is required to communicate to multiple VEML6075 sensors on a single bus. If you need to use more than one VEML6075 sensor consider using the Qwiic Mux Breakout.
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